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July 2024

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2024 Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE) Application fee
1/1/2024 - 10/1/2024
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2024 Outstanding Chamber of the Year fee
1/1/2024 - 10/1/2024
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All Things Chamber On-Demand Webinar Program
2/23/2024 - 12/31/2025
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The DOL times - they are a changing
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Diversifying Revenue Streams to Increase Organizational Value: Intentional Sponsorship Sales presented by Shari Pash
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2024 Membership Sales Training Seminar
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2024 IACCE Fall Conference Registration
11/13/2024 - 11/15/2024
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Diversifying Revenue Streams to Increase Organizational Value: Unlocking the Potential of LinkedIn: Maximizing Sponsor Relations, Engagement and Recruitment presented by Shari Pash
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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Chamber Professionals
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Events in the next 180 days...

IACCE is pleased to partner with Teri Smiley and Starfish Partnerships for a new All Things Chamber Webinar Series. This program is an excellent staff onboarding program and can also be used as a refresher to current staff members during staff meetings or a staff retreat. The series includes an introduction video and six (6) modules in the areas that cover "All Things Chamber":

All Things Introduction – Program Overview and Welcome Message

  1. All Things Governance – Governing Documents, Board Role & Responsibilities, Committees & Task Force Groups, Board Meetings & Retreats
  2. All Things Operations – Financial Management, Staff Teams & Culture
  3. All Things Membership – Recruitment, Relationships, Retention
  4. All Things Events & Programs – Event & Program Management, Fundraising, Meetings, Programs
  5. All Things Community – Advocacy & Public Policy, Education Programs, Leadership Programs – Adult and Youth
  6. All Things “Extra” – Foundations, Marketing & Communications, Non-Dues Revenue, Lessons Learned

The "All Things Chamber" bundle provides pre-recorded material, averaging a hour per module split into several shorter videos for ease of training, plus downloadable notes pages of the power points and additional PDF documents. Participating chambers will also be invited to a private Facebook group for Q&A and connecting with fellow chamber members across the country. This versatile digital resource allows you to utilize the content for a comprehensive staff training or retreat or for individual training at your own pace. You will have access to the recordings through December 31, 2025.

​IACCE members can purchase this incredible tool for only $195. Upon registration, IACCE will notify Teri and you will receive a unique access code from her for your chamber to use. Please remember that your unique access code may not be share with anyone outside of your chamber staff.

Please contact Lisa Weitzel at or 217-585-2995 with any questions


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While things never seem to stay the same they generally do not change this much. 2024 has been the year for change with the US Department of Labor between changes to changes to the independent contract test to the increase in the salary threshold test. In this session Attorney Julie Proscia will discuss the most recent changes and how you and your chamber can remain compliant.

Join Julie Proscia, Partner Labor and Employment Practice Group, AmundsenDavis as she discusses all we need to know about these changes.


Attendees will discover the foundational steps necessary to cultivate a sustainable approach to signing new sponsors and new opportunities. We'll explore strategies for clarifying sponsorship offerings and aligning them with strategic member segments. From crafting a relevant prospect list to mastering the art of sponsor calls, participants will gain invaluable insights into every stage of the sponsorship acquisition process.

Furthermore, we'll provide an overview of implementation strategies, highlighting the importance of leveraging the sponsorship relationship and sales process effectively. Drawing from proven methodologies, attendees will learn how to significantly enhance their ability to secure new sponsors.

This session goes beyond mere sales tactics, offering actionable steps, insightful tips, and practical tools to empower attendees in their sponsorship endeavors. Additionally, we'll delve into the crucial decision-making process involved in selecting the optimal sponsorship structure for chambers or organizations, ensuring maximum impact and ROI.

Join us for this year's Membership Sales Training Seminar featuring the Holman Bros

This one day intense learning session will cover the following:

Crafting Optimal Prospect Profiles
Learn effective strategies for identifying businesses primed for active engagement and long-term membership, driving growth for your chamber.
Strategic Questioning
Utilize strategic questioning techniques to engage prospective members in meaningful recruiting conversations, gaining insights into their unique circumstances,
challenges and needs.
Improving Recruiting Outcomes with Soft Skills
Discover the critical role of interpersonal skills in building relationships and facilitating productive conversations for recruiting success.  Key skills include effective
communication, active listening, empathy, and time management.
Boosting Average New Member Sale
Implement a systematic approach to boost revenue per new member sale by customizing your membership recommendations to directly address the individual
needs of each prospective member. 
  • Will talk about conversation you should have
  • Talk about message maps
  • Finding your voice

Complimentary Recruiting Playbook
Alongside the training, Doug & Bill Holman will provide a comprehensive recruiting playbook, emphasizing the strategies and techniques they will be sharing throughout the day. 
Last but not least, one lucky attendee will win a free year Holman Bros Next Level Coaching!

Can't be there in person? You can attend the seminar virtually!

The cost for the day is $95 per person and includes lunch and snacks.


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If you are new to your role in the last year or two, join us to talk through challenges, concerns or if you are just looking to connect with your fellow chamber execs. We'll have a standing call once a quarter on the third Thursday - register at this Zoom link and you'll get a calendar invite to save the time.

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In today's rapidly changing landscape, the ability to maintain and grow relationships with sponsors and investors is more critical than ever.   Join us for an interactive webinar where we delve into the power of LinkedIn as a strategic tool for sponsor engagement and recruitment. Whether you're a seasoned user or new to the platform, this session will equip you with actionable tips and strategies to leverage LinkedIn effectively. Through live hands-on training, attendees will discover how to maximize LinkedIn for development, keeping Chamber brand front and center, and navigate the virtual landscape to engage and grow.

Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the full potential of LinkedIn and propel your sponsor and member relationships to new heights in these challenging times. Join us for an engaging session that will leave you equipped with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the digital networking arena.

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Join attorney Julie Proscia of Amundsen Davis LLC as she walks us through the required* Sexual Harassment Prevention training. This complementary training is for the Executive Director/President and all chamber staff. This is NOT for your members. If you wish to provide training for your members, email to connect you with Julie Proscia. This is an opportunity for non-dues revenue for your chamber as well.

Please make sure you add your staff to the registration - only registered attendees who actually  attend the training will receive a certificate of completion. 

*Illinois enacted changes in legislation to fight sexual harassment in the workplace. In addition to the Workplace Transparency Act, amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, the Sexual Harassment Victim Representation Act and the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act were signed into law effective January 1, 2020. 

Beginning on January 1, 2020, all Illinois employers will be required to provide sexual harassment training to all employees on an annual basis.

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